»CAPA Management — Corrective And Preventive Actions«
Software for your CAPA processes
Control your production-related QM processes such as corrective and preventive actions (CAPA) with our digital workflows. Our integrated solutions manage your previously paper-bound process from capture to completion completely digitally. The workflow system automatically forwards the digital form to the next instance; if deadlines are exceeded, the reminder and escalation management takes effect. Of course, an absence management is also included for the task routing.
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The digital forms are also converted to a PDF/A in parallel. This way, employees who are not involved in the process can also gain insight into the workflow and the document can be shared with external parties if required.
What is a CAPA process?
The CAPA process (Corrective and Preventive Action) allows drug safety errors/deviations to be systematically recorded and processed in conformity with regulatory and internal specifications. In the process, CAPA management focuses on the elimination of nonconformities (corrective action) and the avoidance of potential nonconformities (preventive action).
Nonconformities follow, for example, from a process deviation that results in certain corrective actions that can eliminate the existing problem.
For example, a preventive measure could result from an OOT analysis. No actual nonconformity has occurred here yet, but a degradation of the validated process has been noted.
The CAPA process can thus ensure continuous product quality.
Every action in the process is automatically documented by the system accordingly. Integrated audit trail functions ensure high traceability.
The digital form is filled out step by step and provided with the relevant entries and data. Fields with a blue background are mandatory. Predefined value sets and drop-down functions make it easy for users to fill out the form.
After processing the individual steps (1. Initiation, 2. Recording of measures and risks, 3. Expert committee, etc.), the workflow system automatically sends tasks and messages to the responsible agents or workflow participants. Once all steps have been processed, the workflow is considered complete.
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Features of the Corrective And Preventive Actions software
Regulatory requirements in the CAPA process
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Customer review on the CAPA Management
“With the project staff of Digital Life Sciences a rapid implementation of the new DMS was possible in only three months. The modular structure of the system additionally allows a coordinated step-by-step expansion of the scope. The software was quickly accepted by all employees due to its clear design, which not only simplified the processes and release cycles in a very short time, but also improved their quality.”
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Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about CAPA
Are there time limits for the execution of the process steps?
In the administration, time specifications can be entered for each process step. Reminder messages are sent before the process steps are due. The reminder message is sent to the processor of the task, the coordinator and the configured group that is to be informed about the reminder (for example, QA). A reminder is sent with the configured subject.
Can attachments be stored with a CAPA?
If additional files are required for a process, attachments can be uploaded in all process steps and linked to the current process. The attachments are stored under a corresponding document type in the DMS and can be viewed in CAPA under ‘Attachments’ by all process participants. You can configure which file types can be saved as attachments and how large the files can be.
Can a process be cancelled?
It can be configured so that the process can be cancelled at any process step. For the cancellation, it is required to indicate a reason in a mandatory field. Only the coordinator of the process is allowed to cancel.
Are there templates for measures in a CAPA?
Having entered a measure, you can save it as a template in the measure table. The templates are available for insertion in a CAPA. The due date for the measure is calculated based on the duration entered in the template.
Can process steps be subsequently corrected?
In principle, a process step is completed with an electronic signature and can no longer be corrected. With the function ‘Step back’ the process can be returned to a previous process step. The user who has completed this step receives it again for editing and the process continues from this step. Any return to a previous step is recorded in the audit trail.
Can tasks be delegated?
In all process steps that follow the initiation, you can forward the process step to another person. The recipient’s authorization is checked during the selection.
Can I analyze the CAPAs?
The essential data of a CAPA is transferred to the attributes of the data record. This allows you to search and analyze the CAPAs you have created. The analyses can be exported as PDF, EXCEL or WORD documents.
Can the predefined steps be customized?
The CAPA process flow has been designed in accordance with the GxP regulations and created in consultation with QM experts. Against the background of the validation documentation, the process steps are therefore mandatory. However, each process step contains a ‘Custom Panel’, which can be used to display further information or initiate actions.
Can the predefined designations be changed?
In the workflow administration, you can configure the names of the process steps, field names and datasets.
Are the contents of all process steps visible?
When working on a process step, only this step can be processed, but the other process steps are still visible.
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